Tomas Peska – WWOOF and HelpX at the HoBB

View along grass. TP on RHSIf you are travelling the World and looking for hosts, join Wwoof or . You will discover The HoBB there.

As hosts, the first ever wwoofer to visit us was Tomas. He arrived a day early from the Czech Republic, on a bicycle he designed and built himself,

If you are not familiar with the international ‘Wwoof’ organisation (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) that brings together those wishing to travel the world with hosts, worldwide, then click to and start planning your journey into this new world of friends – a world full of very special and individual ways of thinking.

Tomas continued his cycling through the UK on leaving the HoBB. When back in the Czech Republic, he emailed us saying :

“Thank you for learning a lot; relaxed like home atmosphere; superb food; fun; jokes; Penny; Topy ….. a little bit of philosophy – way of life. And also thanks for patience and energy”

At the HoBB, we encourage rare moments of life to evolve. If you are thinking of Wwoofing at the HoBB, here are some comments we hope you find helpful:

Monika E. at the HoBB
Lucy Mackay-Sim

Florence Tapiau / Environment Journalist / Wwoofing at The HoBB
Rob Lockwood at the HoBB Project House
Russ Sherry at the HoBB
Kiersten Broderick at the HoBB
From America

And in French … Jeanne C. at the HoBB
Les vers de terre nomade (The Nomadic Worms)s

In Latvian

See also:
World of Water Charity Volunteering at the HoBB
Friends of the HoBB

We believe, that if you opt to join us and have an open, positive, happy and enthusiastic mindset, you will be well pleased with your decision.

Wild, and larger than life – My Mother or Verbascum?

My mother (right) Filming: It was alongside a dis-used Railway embankment in Pencader, Carmarthenshire, where my mother first saw spires of wild Verbascum causing butterfly theatrics around their yellow vertical prongs. So good were they at promoting their presence that nearly all their leaves had gone having had the local slugs and snails over to eat too many times.

I tried to grow them from seed at nearby Aber Gwen Mill but they never germinated.

Now we are a few miles further north at the HoBB, and alongside the Mid Wales Railway Line, we’ve found some more growing and have managed to get their seeds to germinate. Not only do we keep the slugs away from their wonderfully soft leaves but their tall complex seed heads are harvested, dried and bees-wax polished for use in the most spectacular of dried flower displays.

~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ waves from Grant

Picture above : My mother (right) Filming: “The Fasting Girl” (‘Pencader’ Platform)